Logging truckers converge on Olympia, WA

| 3/9/2007

About 40 logging truckers parked their rigs on the grounds of the Washington state capitol in Olympia on Wednesday, March 7, to lobby their elected representatives.

According to the Longview Daily News, the truckers are upset that legislation that could have improved their earnings died in committee.

The Northwest Log Truckers Cooperative is seeking legislation that would allow state regulators to set rates based on prevailing wages. The truckers argue that they have no leverage in negotiating rates with the timber companies they haul for, and that their rates haven't kept up with inflation.